Video Cloud players in Flash mode by default use video smoothing to improve the perceived quality of video playback. There can be a trade-off, however, between the added quality you might get by using video smoothing and the additional CPU burden that video smoothing imposes on the client. With higher video bitrates, the benefits of video smoothing are less noticeable.
Video smoothing does not apply to players in HTML5 mode.
Some viewers with less powerful computers may perceive a choppier video quality due to frame dropping, which may outweigh the benefits of video smoothing. If you want to turn off video smoothing in a player, you can do so by including the optional videoSmoothing="false" configuration parameter in your player publishing code.
<param name="videoSmoothing" value="false" />
If you are using ActionScript, you include configuration parameters in the init function in the player publishing code. The ActionScript player configuration parameters take this form:
config["videoSmoothing"] = "false";
If you are using HTML embed code, you include configuration parameters in the flashVars params in the player publishing code. Note that you need to add this for each flashVars parameter. The HTML embed code player configuration parameters take this form:
<param name="flashVars" value="playerID=13578640001&playerKey=AQ~~,AA...&domain=embed&videoSmoothing=false" />